Title: Where the Lovelight Gleams
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: Loose Id.
Characters: Ryan and Cary
Sub-Genre: Holidays, Contemporary
This Christmas, actor Ryan Drake is pining. He may get to kiss gorgeous Cary Holloway on the set of their hit TV show, Space Academy, but he knows it’ll never happen in real life. Charming Cary–the son of Hollywood royalty–is straight, as evidenced by his starlet girlfriend. But Christmas is a time for unexpected gifts, and Cary accepts Ryan’s invitation to leave the palm trees behind and spend the holiday with his family at their cabin in the Great White North.
Amid the snow and mistletoe, Ryan struggles to keep his longing under wraps. Little does he know, Cary wrestles with his own unspoken desires, and his very identity. Surrounded by family and holiday joy, their warm friendship deepens. Will these two co-stars have the courage to brave Hollywood pressures and take their romance offscreen–or will it be only in their dreams?
Ryan wishes the onscreen romance with his co-star Cary was true in real life, however, Cary is straight. Although he makes the offer, Ryan is still surprised when Cary turns up at Ryan’s family Christmas gathering, having apparently broken up with his girlfriend. It’s going to be torture for him sharing a bedroom with his friend, and secret crush.
During a snow fight, Ryan gets carried away, and can’t apologize enough for kissing Cary. However, once they get past the mutual misunderstanding, it seems Cary has felt the same desire for Ryan.
However, that isn’t the end of the matter. While Ryan is out of the closet, Cary isn’t sure whether he’s gay or perhaps bi. Feeling very vulnerable, Ryan gets upset, and their romance seems to be over before it’s barely begun.
When faced with actually losing one another, they find their love stronger than their insecurities.
I recommend this to anyone who likes a sexy couple, first times, lots of snow, and a HEA!
Reviewed By: Pammyla